We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 345 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841-3303
Phone Number:
(207) 594-0070

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 84 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 68
  • 15
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
Beautiful Historic Theater

Saw 'The Salesman' here last night and loved watching a movie in this restored 20s-era theater. Its classic neon marque fitting right in on Rockland's quaint, Edward Hopperish... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 84: English reviews
Level Contributor
53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw 'The Salesman' here last night and loved watching a movie in this restored 20s-era theater. Its classic neon marque fitting right in on Rockland's quaint, Edward Hopperish Main Street, The Strand sits opposite The Farnsworth art museum, as well as Rock City Cafe and Fog restaurant, making dinner and a movie easy. With a variety of upcoming events on... More 

Thank Bryant73
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Good views and acoustics for live performances. New audio and video systems are average or better. Center balcony is my favorite spot.

Thank Steve W
St. George, Utah
Level Contributor
98 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The Strand Theater is on main street in the wonderful town of Rockland. Walking in you are transported to what a movie theater must have been like in the 40's. We attended a live telecast of an opera being performed at the New York Metropolitan Opera. How cool is that. We sat in the balcony and had great site lines... More 

Thank Bill I
Level Contributor
27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful old theater on Main Street where we viewed The Wizard of Oz on The Strand's big screen a couple of years ago, and this year-Peyton Place. Several members of the audience had been extras in the 1957 film. Following the showing and brief discussion, present day photos of some key sites in the film were projected,... More 

1 Thank SusanSarasota
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

What a wonderful venue run by local people who care about their town. We saw an excellent live performance that you would not normally expect could be booked in a small town such as Rockland. The people who attended the show really showed their support for the performers and the theater management. The theater is located right on the main... More 

1 Thank tesiman
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

My family have all been to the theater many times for movies and live performances. We have to drive an hour to get there, which should tell you that we like the place. Nice seats, wine and beer in the balcony at many performances, good popcorn and treats. Its a well renovated period movie theater. Lots to see and do... More 

1 Thank CHRISe28
Winter Springs, Florida
Level Contributor
37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

The Strand is a historic, beautifully restored theatre in the heart of downtown Rockland. It is worth a visit even if you don't like the movie being offered that night.

1 Thank janmor2015
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

The Strand is where anyone can find a high quality film, a live performance of music, an HD live presentation of the Metropolitan Opera or National Theatre of London or Bolshoi Ballet, visual work of local artists, or an event involving an artistic and educational organization in the midcoast region. It's as congenial an ambiance as one can find anywhere... More 

Thank Ralph M
Level Contributor
20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

What a terrific theater this is! We were in town for a quick getaway and happened upon a screening of a new Indie film that was attended by both the director and screen writer, who took questions at the end. We also loved the short clip the theater produced imploring people not to talk, text etc. - smart, sassy and... More 

2 Thank wanderingwretch
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
518 reviews
178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Go to the Strand for movies, for lectures and for the Metropolitan Opera in HD. Wonderful things happening at the Strand throughout the year.

Thank waterandmore

Travellers who viewed Strand Theater also viewed

Rockland, Mid Coast Maine
Camden, Mid Coast Maine

Been to Strand Theater? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Strand Theater staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?